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Chris Driedger, Kraken shut out Sharks

Chris Driedger made 24 saves for his first shutout of the season as the Seattle Kraken won the final home game of their inaugural campaign, defeating the San Jose Sharks 3-0 Friday night. Yanni Gourde, Adam Larsson and Victor Rask scored for the Kraken (27-48-6, 60 points), who snapped a...
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Kraken's Chris Driedger: Falters in third period

Driedger stopped 23 of 27 shots in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Jets. The Winnipeg native wasn't able to fend off his hometown team, as the Jets put three goals past him in a span of 4:16 in the third period. Driedger ended the season with a 9-14-1 record, a 2.96 GAA and an .899 save percentage in a difficult first campaign with the Kraken. He's expected to reprise his role as the backup to Philipp Grubauer in the franchise's second season.
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Kraken's Chris Driedger: Starting season finale

Driedger will patrol the crease during Sunday's road matchup with Winnipeg, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports. Driedger was unbeatable in his last start Friday against San Jose, stopping all 24 shots he faced en route to a 3-0 shutout victory. He'll try to end the season with a bang by securing his 10th win of the year in a road matchup with a hot Jets team that's won three straight contests.
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Kraken's Chris Driedger: Secures first shutout

Driedger posted a 24-save shutout in Friday's 3-0 win over the Sharks. Driedger was rewarded for his solid play of late by earning his first shutout of the season. The 27-year-old finished April with a 3-3-0 record and 13 goals allowed in his six appearances after posting his fifth career shutout. For the season, he's at 9-13-1 with a 2.92 GAA and a .901 save percentage through 26 appearances. The Kraken end their season with a road game in Winnipeg on Sunday, but it's unclear which of Driedger or Philipp Grubauer will get the nod in the finale.
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Kraken's Chris Driedger: In net against Sharks

Driedger will start Friday's game against the Sharks, Mike Benton of the Seattle Kraken Audio Network reports. This is the last game of the season for the majority of the league, including the Sharks, but Seattle has one more game on the schedule Sunday against the Jets. Driedger will get the nod for this clash between imposing aquatic creatures, and he brings an 8-13-1 record, 3.05 GAA and .897 save percentage into Friday's home game.
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Kraken's Chris Driedger: Three quick goals turn table

Driedger made 27 saves in a 3-2 loss to Dallas on Saturday. His mates staked him to a 2-0 lead heading into the second period, but three goals in a 4:41 span of the second flipped the table on Driedger and the Kraken. He's actually 3-4-0 in his last seven starts and he's allowed 2.3 goals per game over than span. Now, if only Driedger's teammates could pick up the scoring to help him.
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Kraken's Chris Driedger: Starting in Dallas

Driedger will guard the road goal in Saturday's game versus the Stars. Driedger will get the second half of a back-to-back after Philipp Grubauer played all of Friday's 6-3 loss to the Wild. The 27-year-old Driedger has gone 3-3-0 with a 2.19 GAA and a .926 save percentage in his last six outings, but he'll be facing a Stars team desperate to snap its three-game losing streak.
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Kraken's Chris Driedger: Faces minimal traffic in win

Driedger allowed two goals on 14 shots in Monday's 4-2 win over the Senators. Driedger didn't have much to do, but he was able to limit the damage to two goals in a span of 2:04 early in the second period. The Kraken's defense did well to keep the puck away from him, blocking 11 shots as a team. Driedger improved to 8-12-1 with a 3.05 GAA and an .897 save percentage in a career-high 24 contests. He's seen a fairly even split of playing time with Philipp Grubauer lately, and that's unlikely to change in the last two weeks of the Kraken's inaugural season.
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Kraken's Chris Driedger: Draws start Monday

Driedger will be stationed between the pipes at home against Ottawa on Monday. Driedger will make his first appearance since coughing up four goals on 30 shots against the Flames. He fell to 7-12-1 with a 3.10 GAA and an .898 save percentage through 23 games. The 27-year-old is 2-5-0 with a 3.44 GAA at home this season.
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Kraken's Chris Driedger: Can't maintain lead

Driedger allowed four goals on 30 shots in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Flames. The fifth goal was an empty-netter. Driedger did well through two periods, but the Flames took over in the third. It was the first time in his last five outings he gave up four goals -- he's been solid lately, but wins remain hard to come by for Kraken netminders. The 27-year-old is down to 7-12-1 with a 3.10 GAA and an .898 save percentage in 23 appearances. The Kraken open a three-game home stand Saturday against the Devils after their game in Winnipeg, originally scheduled for Wednesday, was postponed to May 1 due to adverse weather.
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Kraken's Chris Driedger: Squaring off against Flames

Driedger will start Tuesday in Calgary, Bob Condor of NHL.com reports. Driedger has just four wins since Dec. 16, a span of 16 appearances that's come with a 3.04 GAA and .900 save percentage. Opposing Calgary is nasty on home ice (21-8-7), and its 3.61 average goals for ranks sixth in the NHL.
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Kraken's Chris Driedger: Takes loss Wednesday

Driedger allowed three goals on 35 shots in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Blues. The fourth goal was an empty-netter. Driedger didn't get much help from his teammates this time out, but he's still won two of his last four starts with just seven goals allowed in that span. The 27-year-old has been better than Philipp Grubauer lately, and he's starting to get the playing time to show it. Driedger's at 7-11-1 with a 3.05 GAA and an .899 save percentage through 22 starts. It'll likely be Grubauer in goal Thursday versus the Blackhawks.
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Kraken's Chris Driedger: Starting in St. Louis

Driedger will guard the road goal during Wednesday's matchup with the Blues. Driedger has been razor sharp recently, having gone 2-1-0 while posting an impressive 1.35 GAA and .958 save percentage over his last three starts. He'll try to secure his eighth win of the season in a tough road matchup with a St. Louis squad that's 22-9-4 at home this year.
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Kraken's Chris Driedger: Allows one goal in win

Driedger allowed a goal on 30 shots in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Stars. The Stars were sloppy, especially on the power play, making Driedger's job all that much easier. The 27-year-old has won two of his last three starts, and he's beginning to see a little more playing time over Philipp Grubauer. Driedger is up to 7-10-1 with a 3.05 GAA and an .898 save percentage through 21 appearances. He's allowed just four goals on 96 shots in his last three games, so he's rounding into form late in the season. The Kraken are on the road for their next two contests, visiting the Blues on Wednesday and the Blackhawks on Thursday.
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